While I usually don’t wait for inspiration to come before I start drawing or painting, there’s often a clear “aha” moment somewhere in the process.
Inspiration can come while I’m alone or in a room full of people. It can be anything really. Something somebody said, a look or pose, the branches of a tree, an abstract pattern.
When I’m lost for ideas, taking an “artistic break” from working always helps -especially when I’ve been struggling to get it right.
I like walking around the neighborhood with a camera, or driving around at night with a pile of CD’s on the passengers seat (that’s my old 1953 Buick there on the picture).
A break put things in perspective, I get a distance from the work and suddenly I know which direction to take.